The mind tells the story—but the heart inspires it with dreams of what might be waiting Out There. With evocative stories of lost comrades, alien first contacts, and strange, often unexpected confrontations with evolving science, Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls embraces both our pulp-dream past and cutting-edge future. Thirteen authors (fifteen if you count pseudonyms) from the Book View Cafe got together one rainy Saturday afternoon with a big bowl of popcorn and reruns of Buck Rogers. They started comparing short stories and a new anthology took form. Rare reprints, hard-to-find favorites, and new tales all combine in this one-of-a-kind story collection, available exclusively from Book View Press. What happens when thirteen authors get to giggling over implausible titles for the collection? They choose the most illogical and then they have to write something to go with it. So, yes, there are three flash fiction versions of Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls. Stories by: Vonda N. McIntyre, Brenda W. Clough, Katharine Kerr, Judith Tarr, P.R. Frost, Pati Nagle, Madeleine Robins, Nancy Jane Moore, Sarah Zettel, Amy Sterling Casil, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Jennifer Stevenson, Sylvia Kelso, C.L. Anderson, and Irene Radford.
Run time: 11 hours
- Retail Trade: MP3-CD
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Phyllis Irene Radford (editor)
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (editor)
Caroline Shaffer, a San Francisco native, studied theatre at the Weber Douglas Academy in London and holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre. She has worked in theatres across the country, and has spent the past 12 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon where she now lives with her husband and 4 children. In addition to theatre, Caroline has worked in the TV, film and commercial markets, doing radio and TV voice-overs, radio ads, and cartoon voices (her favorite!) Caroline has always loved reading out loud and spends countless hours reading to her children. An avid reader herself, Caroline spends much of her free time (what’s that?!) reading, and enjoys classics as well as new works and non-fiction.